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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    The Gadsden County Tobacco Free Partnership will meet Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in the TCC Quincy House in Quincy. For more information, call Eric Gipson at 850-386-2065.

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    Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden County will host its annual Bridge the Gap Literacy Summit Sept. 19 at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and feature guest speaker Richard Crutcher. Call 875-8680 for more information.

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  • Fire claims home in Greensboro

    A fire claimed the home of a Greensboro woman Sept. 16.

    Greensboro volunteer firefighters were called to a mobile home located at 660 Lonnie Clark Rd. in Greensboro at 1:36 p.m. The home was quickly engulfed in flames, and the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen, according to the incident report.

    Bertha Daniels, who had lived in the home, said she left the house at approximately 10 a.m. that morning, and had not cooked or noticed any electrical problems.

  • Accident claims life of Quincy man

    Walter Lowe, 26, of Quincy, was killed Sept. 15 at Quincy Joist where he had been employed since 2007 as a painter on the girder and longspan line.

    According to a report released by the Quincy Police Department, Lowe was loading a large stack of steel beams onto a flatbed trailer when the beams became loose. While the report stated that no one witnessed the accident, it was indicated that one of the beams fell down and hit Lowe in the mid-section of his body, pushing him against a brick wall behind the loading area.

  • Robberies on the rise in Quincy

    According to reports from the Quincy Police Department, there have been 24 reported robberies in Quincy since Aug. 1.

    On Sept. 16 at 11 p.m., an employee at Kelly's Jr. No. 9 on West Jefferson Street in Quincy walked up to the front door to lock it. At the same time, a man appeared on the other side of the door, pointing a pearl-handled revolver at the clerk and ordering him to not lock the door. The clerk opened the door and two men entered the store and grabbed the cash register. The man with the gun said he needed more money and ordered the clerk to open the safe.

  • Agencies to work on reducing infant mortality, increase quality of life

    The only way to reduce infant mortality, according to Gadsden County Health Department Administrator Marlon Hunter,  is for all agencies that address quality of life issues to come together to work for the common goal.

    Hunter was addressing representatives from several agencies that focus on health during the first meeting of the Gadsden Community Health Action Team Sept. 15. The team will ultimately become the Gadsden County Health Coalition, according to Hunter.

  • We thank you for the free advertising

    An article appeared in a another area newspaper recently that I’d like to comment on. I won’t name the newspaper or the person who wrote the article, because I don’t want to give them any unnecessary attention. I do however, wish to speak my mind on the situation.

    The article was an unabashed, libelous attack on me and on the Times, and didn’t even prove anything. I was amazed it was placed on the front page.

  • Come together...and help the Hispanic community

    I am happy that the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office has taken the initiative to address the problems that have been rampant in the Hispanic community. For the past several years I have noticed instances of crimes against Hispanics have been on the rise. Also, what stands out in police reports is the phrase "no suspects and no witnesses." The victims refuse to provide information to authorities on how the crime occurred. There have been instances when a Hispanic victim who has been shot or stabbed will not provide even the basic information.

  • Special 'cheerleader' teaches us all a valuable lesson

    I met Albert through football. We’re going out to play Blountstown a few years back and I hear “Coach, coach!” Most of the time I don’t even look up. I’ve got the upcoming game on my mind, “Coach, coach!” I’m trying to remember if I’ve explained to Sidney if they run that buck sweep and the guard pulls, he’s got to look for that tackle blocking down, “Coach, COACH!”

  • Along Twin Ponds Road

    Why can’t we as Americans act a little more like we belong to a nation called the “United States?”  What has happened to that attitude of good will toward our fellow man and the general “feel good all over” feeling that so many of us have felt in the past?  Or are you too young to remember those days?  If you haven’t had any reason to feel good about America for legitimate reasons, I am sorry about your plight.

  • Candidate thanks predecessors for contributions

    Gadsden County has many polite and helpful people.  I have had the opportunity to meet many during the past two weeks while campaigning for the District 7 (Wakulla) position on the board of the Talquin Electric Cooperative.  People have listened carefully to my explanation of the petition process by which my name appears on the ballot, have asked thoughtful questions and have expressed some concerns.  Mostly they have really been gracious to a stranger.